Starting with some art…
If you heard the word shadow what would your first thought be to draw? Mine was Peter Pan looking for his. I hope you all had a wonderful week.
Good News Roundup
A year where no rhinos were poached, the ozone is on track to completely close, and scientists may have found a climate-resistant wheat. There is all that plus the good news that indie bookshops are thriving in this weeks roundup.
Science Moms are on a mission to spread science-based climate optimism
Who do you turn to when you feel lost and alone? If you’re like me that call is to Mom. Science Moms are making themselves the ultimate resource in climate solutions, while also dispelling the stigmas about women as scientists. We can all be part of the solution with our choices, and together we can make the world more resilient and strong.
Solar-powered system converts plastic and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels
A team from the University of Cambridge developed a system that uses a solar reactor, light, and a catalyst to convert CO2 and plastics into fuels or other products. The type of product is dependent upon the catalyst used and is a huge leap forward in creating a circular and sustainable economy.
Secret to Durability of Roman Concrete that Has Stood Test of Time for Over 2,000 Years Finally Discovered
Scientists from MIT figured out that the ancient Romans had a special way of mixing their concrete. They found that not only was this concrete strong enough to maintain the Pantheon and aqueducts that are still in use but that the reason it is so strong and has stood the test of time is that it is designed to repair itself when cracks form. This is some impressive concrete and the scientists hope to commercialize the method so that it can reduce the 8% of global emissions attributed to construction.
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